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Comment Re:Now (Score 1) 59

If you read the paper, non-jailbroken devices were 'infected' with a harmless comic book app. This only occurred if the user accepted the enterprise cert.

"Once Wirelurker gains access to a non-jailbroken iPhone, the program currently side-loads a non-malicious comic book app onto the phone."

Loading an enterprise-signed application, requiring user acceptance, that is non-malicious isn't much of an infection.

Comment Re:Now (Score 4, Insightful) 59

"RTFA, please. This didn’t require jailbreaking to infect the phone."

Non-jailbroken phones were never 'infected.' WireLurker simply loaded a harmless comic book app on non-jailbroken devices. Since WireLurker didn't jailbreak your device, it was limited to the iOS sandbox.

This wasn't even malware for non-jailbreak devices. The user was prompted to install an enterprise app, and had the ability to allow/deny. The app itself was harmless. The only malware was for jailbroken devices.

Comment Re:BlackBerry (Score 4, Informative) 126

"Well Apple's CarPlay is run on top of BlackBerry's QNX"

CarPlay is a protocol. CarPlay can be run on top of any Operating System. Google's old idea was to have each manufacturer fork Android for their own version of an entertainment system. Google is changing course to follow Apple's lead on creating a protocol instead.

Comment Re:Can somebody answer.... (Score 1) 72

If a developer chooses to pull their own app from the itunes store for iOS devices, will the app get deleted from people's phones who may have already installed it the next time they try to sync with their library?

No, Apple will not delete anything from your phone. Apple will also not delete anything from a manual sync with iTunes.

If you backup only to iCloud, lose your phone, buy a new one, you are SOL. When you restore to an iCloud backup, only the apps currently available will come down.

Comment Re:Cars? (Score 1) 255

"(Oh, and who would trust Steve Jobs' company to make their medical devices? Yes I am speaking both to his general approach to ethics, and the circumstances of his death.)"

Tim Cook, by all accounts, is a health/fitness nut and doesn't believe in the 'eastern medicine' philosophy that did in Jobs. Not sure if you have noticed, but Tim runs the company now.

Comment Re:Yeah. Right. (Score 1) 255

"Apple may do most of the pioneering work. But they'll never stay in those areas."

I don't understand this comment. Apple will build a medical device/wearable, then sell it off? The number of scientific hires they have made recently is simply astounding. I doubt very much they are creating a product to abandon shortly after.

Comment Re:Apple has never been a growth-first company (Score 1) 255

"The problem for Apple management is, how to justify sitting on a vast hoard of cash instead of returning it to shareholders. There is simply no defensible way to spend $160BN developing the next generation of iDevices."

What is wrong with returning it to shareholders? They own the company. Apple started up a decent dividend and the largest share buyback in history. This is the right move.

"wealth has become so concentrated that those who have it can't figure out any useful way to spend it, and those who would spend it don't have it, resulting in economic slowdown"

The Job Participation rate is in freefall, causing the economic slowdown. We need to find ways to encourage businesses to open new facilities (and hire workers) here in the US. Allowing a company like Apple to bring profits back to the US without being double-taxed would be a great start. Right now Apple has $200b in cash and needs to take new loans to give money back to shareholders. Why? Their money is stuck overseas.


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